SUPERINTENDENTS: Hernando County schools superintendent Lori Romano survives a district-wide survey of her performance, calling it too vague and asking for a do-over. The School Board agrees.
FUND RAISERS: Marion County's Public Education Foundation sets its fund-raising record in 2017, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
LOOKING BACK: Florida had several major education stories in 2017, including the passage of HB 7069 and the dismissal of a long-running funding lawsuit, Sunshine State News reports.
COLLEGE BOUND: A Sarasota County teen overcomes life obstacles on her way to pursuing higher education, the Herald-Tribune reports.
GIVING BACK: Palm Beach County's adult school volunteer of the year talks about her inspiration and dedication, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CAREER TRAINING: A Jacksonville non-profit helps high school graduates hone their skills for jobs, the Florida Times-Union reports.